Early days in Saline County, IL, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales, factual data and personal biographies in this brand new spiral-bound booklet. The booklet is an excerpt from the hard-to-find 1887 book, History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin and Williamson Counties, Illinois published by Goodspeed Publishing Co. of Chicago. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. Gallatin, Saline, Franklin and Williamson Counties booklets are also available. The booklet, printed on 60# opaque paper, contains 86 pages. However, because we use a 2-up format on 8 1/2" x 11" paper, it includes over 160 pages from the original book. Among the many subjects discussed are: Physical Features; Settlement and Land Entries, Pioneer life, Organization of the County, List of Government Officials; Election Returns; Gen. John Logan (local congressman) and his supposedly inconsistent attitude toward sucession; Dr. John Mitchell and the debate on the propriety of bringing contraband Negroes into the county; Secret meetings of the Knights of the Golden Circle; Brief sketches of the 56th and 31st Illinois Infantry Regiments and Company E of the 29th Infantry with names of some members; the County Court; the Circuit Court; Court cases, many a result of the divided loyalties during the Civil War era; Prominent members of the Bar, with detailed sketches of Green B. Raum, Cressa K.. Davis, and James M. Gregg; Railroads; the Saline County Agricultureal Board; Harrisburg, the county seat; Businesses, Newspapers, lodges, town officials; Other towns -- Raleigh, Gallatia, Stone Fort, Eldorado, Morrillsville, Texas City, Texas Station, Rileyville, and others; Church History; Schools and other bits of history and trivia. Attention Genealogists: This booklet contains biographies of many county residents of yesteryear. Some are brief, but others include ancestors, previous residences, children, in-laws, affiliations, war records, and business activities, in the course of which they often shed light on the businesses, churches, professions and institutions, and on the events of the day. The biographies include: Jesse Abney, John M. Baker, Louis Baker, John Baker, William C. Baker, Dr. Joseph R. Baker, John B. Berry, John M. Berry, Rev. William S. Blackman, Bennett L. Blackman, William W. Bourland, Reuben Bramlet, W.K. Burnett, Joseph M. Butler, J.J. Butler, Capt. T.J. Cain, Dr. S.L. Cheaney, J.P. Chenault, A.S. Clark, William D. Clary, George W. Clayton, John Curtner, Robert H. Davis, B.A. Durham, A.W. Durham, Edward F. Dwyer, Gregory Jackson Empson, Dr. M.D. Empson, W.H. Evans, W.D. Ezell, M.M. Fox, William P. Furlong, Thomas F. Gasaway, Josiah Gold, J.H. Grace, William M. Gregg, James Gore, W.H. Hall, Otto Heinmann, Prof. N.B. Hodsdon, D.N.S. Hudson, Prof. James E. Jobe, John J. Jones, Thomas A. Jones, A. Karnes, J.G. Karnes, Rev. M.B. Kelly, William M. Kittinger, J.S. Lewis, George Limerick, John M. Lockwood, T.W. Lusk, G.R. Mace, James Macklin, Robert John McIlrath, R.S. Marsh, Dr. John C. Matthews, Robert Mick, Dr. John W. Mitchell, Lucius Donald Noles, Col. Clinton Otey, William H. Pankey, J.G. Porter, Born Phillips, Francis M. Pickett, Dr. George B. Rawlings, Dr. J.W. Renfro, Thomas Y. Reynolds, J.W. Rose, Dr. James H. Rose, J.M. Russell, W.F. Scott, James H. Scott, R.L. Shaw, William H. Shook, Andrew J. Sisk, Col. Charles P. Skaggs, James C. Slaten, W.H. Thornberry, J.W. Towle, William C. Travelstead, H.L. Von Lieven, Judge Richard N. Warfield, David Westbrook, Richard Westbrook, S.F. Williford, E.T. Wills, and John H. Wilson.